61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Dear OWjL Applicant and Parent/Guardian:
Greetings from OWjL, where plans are underway for our 40th summer camp in 2021! If you have not had previous experience with OWjL, we hope you will read the information on this website and consider our program in planning your summer schedule. If you have been an OWjL camper or parent in the past, we welcome you back! OWjL is designed to meet the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted and talented middle school students in Central Ohio. It offers a place for students to learn new ideas, be challenged, and interact with others who have similar abilities.
The academic program of OWjL features a curriculum with classes in humanities, creative arts, mathematics, science, logic, and computers. Campers also participate in a variety of cultural, recreational, and social activities. The setting at Ohio Wesleyan University provides a campus experience with full 24-hour supervision by adult counselors. While academic guidelines are used in the competitive admissions process, creativity, talent, leadership, and a desire to learn are also part of the evaluation consideration. Qualified current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Tuition for our 2021 camp is $680.00. This fee covers the entire cost of the program. Financial assistance is available. Through the generous support of Ohio Wesleyan University, numerous corporations, community groups, and individuals, we are able to offer a substantial scholarship program. Each student scholarship is based upon demonstrated need and typically ranges from 20-100 percent of the camp fee. First consideration for scholarship support will be given to new applicants; however, financial aid recipients from previous years are eligible to reapply. A financial aid application is part of the application process and will appear in your application portal.
The link to access the application is below. A complete application includes: Household and Child Information, Student Essay and Application, two Teacher Recommendations, and a Student Academic Record (completed by a school GT teacher, counselor, or principal). All parts of the application will be handled through our online OWjL Application Portal, where parents and students will be able to manage the application and see the steps that have been completed. The application deadline is February 28, 2021. We urge you to be prompt in completing the applications as the number of students who apply to OWjL Camp exceeds available space.
Executive Director, OWjL Program
Week 1 - June 6-11 - students currently, as of today, are in grades 6 & 7
Week 2 - June 13-18 - students currently, as of today, are in grades 7 & 8
Week 3 - June 20-25 - students currently, as of today, are in grades 6 & 7
The goal of the student essay is to help the OWjL staff get to know you on a more individual basis. It provides you with an opportunity to share your interests, abilities, and creativity.
Choose only one question listed below and respond in 250 words or less. Originality, uniqueness of thought, organization, and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar will help us select OWjL participants.